Let's face it: no one likes to think of one's self as "old". We have an unfortunately negative culture about aging itself and this can cause a lot of problems. But some of these issues can be resolved by taking a few smart steps at age 65 or sooner.
By Sophie Okolo, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging - Studies have shown that excessive alcohol use can lead to many health problems such as dementia.
Article from Kiplinger offering advice on the caring of a caregiver.
Boston Globe article link.
An article from the New York Times about how Caregivers sometimes must sacrifice thier careers.
David J. Ekerdt and Lindsey A. Baker - Gerontology Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Objectives: Possessions constitute a dynamic “material convoy” that accumulates across adulthood to furnish role enactments and the development of the self. Following a familiar life course arc, older people should hypothetically release the possessions that equipped the daily lives that they no longer have.
The bumper sticker reads, “Be nice to your children; they’ll pick your nursing home.” Not so funny to elders or caregivers. But when you do notice that your parents or loved ones need more help than you ever imagined, you need to know how to start that conversation.
How do you know when its time to seek assistance in caring for and elder? This article may help shed some light.
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